With sorrow in our hearts we regret to inform you about the passing of Mr. Nick Wolfe, father of our brother, Fr. Joseph. Mr. Wolfe entered eternity surrounded by family Friday at 3:45PM CST in Iowa. He was a faithful Catholic, military veteran, and farmer. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. Please join us in praying for the blessed repose of his soul and the comfort and consolation of his family.

Eternal rest, grant unto Nick O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Obituary Link for Mr. Nick Wolfe


89 thoughts on “Fr. Joseph’s Father Enters Eternity

  1. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Brother Joseph’s father. Our prayers go out to you and your family. May he Rest In Peace

    Barbara and Beverly Cuzick

  2. Deepest sympathy. Eternal rest grant unto him. May he rest in peace. Praying for Fr. Joseph, his mother and family to find comfort in Jesus and Mother Mary.

  3. To the family of Mr.Nicolas Wolfe. My sincere sympathy to you ,Mrs, Wolfe and to you Father Joseph.and to his daughter.
    May he rest in the loving arms of our Father in Heaven!

  4. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Dad is in the Arms of his Father being rewarded for raising an apostle. Thank you for you beautiful sermons, they are such a comfort and Blessing to my Mom.
    God bless you

  5. Dear Father Joseph:

    Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. May your father rest in Peace in the Lord’s presence.

  6. Dear Fr. Joseph:

    None of the words of others can take away the pain you, your mother, your brother and all your loved ones are going through now. No word of wisdom can console you.
    At a time when sorrow overwhelms you, may God’s abundant love comfort you and console you.
    May our loving God grant Nick eternal rest!

    You don’t know me Fr. I watch EWTN Mass every day.

  7. May the Good Shepherd bring you to your eternal home in heaven! May the Lord grant comfort to Fr. Joseph and your family.

  8. My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. May God’s love and healing be with you and your family. My prayers are with you.

  9. Praying for your Dad, Father Joseph Mary. The loss of a Parent is so difficult, I know.
    And Praying for your Mom too — and you and your family. I am so sad to hear of your loss.
    It sounds like a wonderful, very close family. Blessings and Lots of Prayers, Jan

  10. Sorry for you loss Father Joseph. May God comfort and strengthen you, your mum and the family at this sad time. May God grant your father eternal rest, Amen
    My heartfelt condolence.

    1. I am so very sorry to hear of the death of your Beloved Father, Father Joseph Mary. You and your Family are in my prayers.

  11. Be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones during this difficult time. All of you know that Nicholas is in the presence of God and his angels, but his place on earth can never be filled…..and that is a cause for sadness. But someday all of you will be reunited in heaven!

  12. Padre Joseph mis condolencias a usted y a su familia. Me conmoví la pérdida de su padre .
    Usted me ayudo muchísimo .Le pido a Dios que lo fortalezca

  13. Father Joseph so sorry to hear about your father you are in my daily prayers may Our Lord watch over you and your family. My condolence, may your father rest in peace. Amen

  14. Prayers to the family during this time. Our Lord loans us two of his children to be our parents. They belong to us for such a short time. When he calls their name to return home to him, their loss is the most difficult heartbreak we face in life. We are the fortunate ones that have our faith. We know we will meet them again. I pity those with no faith at times of loss. I am sorry for Father Joseph’s tremendous loss, but I like to think that there is a party in Heaven right now. Just like Christenings here. In Heaven they are celebrating the arrival of a new soul.

  15. May God welcome your father into eternal rest. May He comfort you , your mom and your family at this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Father Joseph, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. May his soul rest in peace. Our faith sustains us as we believe our loved ones continue to be in Jesus’ hands. Thank you for being a holy spiritual leader. You are truly God’s faithful servant! Peace be with you and your family!

  17. praying for the dad of fr. joseph mary and mom and family thank dad of fr. joseph for fr joseph to leave in this world and be the father of the mfva friars. condolence jamiel salonga.

  18. Our sincere sympathies on the passing of Fr. Joseph’s dear father Nicholas. May he rest in peace in the Arms of our Lord. Peace and consolation to Rose, Fr. Joseph and all the family. Sending love and prayers from the Spiritual Motherhood of Priests, Ottawa, Canada

  19. Father Joseph,
    Sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Father. May our Lord welcome him into His Eternal Kingdom and embrace him as he enters his eternal home with the Lord and all His elect.💝

  20. Our dear Father Joseph.
    I share your grief in the death of your father. My sympathy reaches out to you and your mother and the rest of the family. I say I share because I now am alone as I have lost all my family, parents, siblings and even all my children. The consolation of prayers is that they rest in peace which this world does not give. Our faith gives us hope.

  21. Father Joseph my heartfelt condolensces to you and your family. Will remember your father and family in my prayers. He and my father are at the Lord’s table now GOD BLESS

  22. Father Joseph we are so sorry to hear about your dad’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We pray that our Lord comforts you during this time.

  23. Dear Father Joseph: Our
    thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family. Take care , may your Dad Rest in Peace 🙏🏼🙏🏼💞💞

  24. Praying hard for you and your Mother Father Joseph Mary!
    You are a Good and Inspirational Priest!

  25. Dear Fr Joe Mary,MFVA ,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you , Your Mum and the Wolfe Family for strength to bear you Loss. Eternal Rest grant unto Nick , O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him , May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in perfect Peace . Amen.

  26. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Father as well as your family. Your father, no doubt was blessed and so proud of you as I’m sure he watched you daily. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Connie and Kristofer Deptula, New Castle. De

  27. Father Joseph — Sending my prayers for your dad, your mom in Iowa, and for you and your entire family. Losing our loved ones, especially a parent, can be pretty tough. I’m sure your dad was instrumental in fostering your faith! As an Iowan, I read your dad was a farmer…what wonderful memories you must have! May God guide & bless you and your family through this Advent season.
    In Christ & warm regards,
    Sue Ryan-Anderson
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  28. Fr. Wolfe, Am late with my expression of sorrow for the loss of your beloved father. Didn’t know this site was available. My sorrow extends to your mother and other family members.
    May he Rest in Peace with our Blessed Lord and Virgin Mary.

  29. Over the years I have greatly appreciated seeing glimpses of your family on Mother Angelica ‘ s live shows, Father Joseph, and watching as you grew into the superb Priest you are — and indeed were — from the start. There has never been a misstep and as a housebound daily Mass watcher for 20 years, I would know! Thank-you.

  30. Fr Joseph our prayers and love go out to you, your family and your loving Father. In Christ Jesus Name Danny and Lillian Glab

  31. Father Joseph–My sincere sympathy to you, your mother and other family members. Losing a loved one especially a parent isn’t easy. Rembering all of you in my prayes as I watch daily Mass.

  32. This is 12-11-2020 and we are concerned that we have not seen Father Joseph Mary since the loss of his Father.
    We pray for you Father. We are grateful daily Mass Attendees since the Pandemic began in March. God has blessed us!!
    Thank s to EWTN, Mother Angelica and all the Friars and workers of EWTN.

  33. I offer sympathy and prayers to your mom and you for your dad’s physical absence, but we know he lives on in your mom’s heart and memories. And he lives on in and through you, Fr. Joe, things you say and may do will remind you of your dad. You will, at times, sense his presence spiritually. At times, you will remember something he may have said or done that will make you laugh out loud.
    We don’t grieve like the world because we know the physical separation is temporary, and we shall be together again.
    Until then, you keep doing what God’s called you to do, teaching, preaching, and rejoice in the lord.

    Thank you for answering the Call

    Lady Patricia Butler

  34. Praying for Mr. Nick Wolfe and May his soul Rest In Peace. I miss seeing Father Joseph Mary during mass. When is he returning as my husband and I follow mass and rosary daily.

  35. Dear Father Joseph, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear father. I am praying for you and your dear mother, and family. Mt heart is so sad to hear about your father passing. I have always cherished all the heart warming stories you have shared about your parents and childhood to your EWTN family at the Masses. I will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers. May God Bless you and strengthen you and your dear mother and family.

  36. Dear Fr. Joseph,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your father. My prayers are with him, you and your family. God Bless.

  37. Dear Father joseph..I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family…Gretchen fingerhut- stumpf

  38. Sorry for your loss father. Condolences to you and your family. I watched your network doing mass and rosary everyday and Sunday’s vesper every week. We miss you so much from mass and rosaries. God bless you from Abaoag and Ancheta family. May your father Rest In Peace forever.

  39. Fr. Joseph,
    Our prayers for your Father’s soul and for your Mom and family are with you at this dark time. Peace be to you.

  40. Dear Father Joseph Mary,
    So sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved father into eternal rest. Surrounding you and your family with love, peace, and prayers. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Lillian DeMarco

  41. Dear Father Joseph…our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear father. Our prayers are with you and your family. I miss seeing you at daily mass. Take care and Merry Christmas. Regina and Paul M. Pittsburgh, PA

  42. My deepest sympathy to you Fr. Joseph and to your family. May your father rest in peace with the Lord.

    My deepest sympathy to you Fr. Joseph and your family. I am sure he is resting in peace with the Lord.

  43. May your dear Dad rest in peace – safely Home! What a legacy he has left in you his son Fr Joseph. I too had an Uncle Fr Joseph O’Neill ofm.cap who is safely home too. He spent most of his priestly life in Oxford and Erith UK. I enjoy mass with the Friars each day since the pandemic. Thank you – how blessed are we! Love prayers and grateful thanks to you all for sustaining me daily. Fr John Paul Mary is a particularly holy man who always stimulates joy in me as he approaches the altar for mass. He has a wonderful gift of preaching. The choir and liturgy are awesome – thank you! Hope they will return in time for Christmas!!
    Would love to know the name of the little lady in white sitting in the same place each day – what amazing faith she portrays! Blessings peace and joy to you all during this wonderful Christmas season. Thank you to you all Maddie UK

  44. I too watch EWTN every day ~ I am so very sorry for Father’s loss and I miss him terribly. I so appreciate him and miss him saying Mass. I looked forward to his homily each and every day!! When will he be back??


  46. Father Mary Joseph, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Your father must have been a great man for raising a wonderful son. He will be greatly missed. May God grant him eternal rest. I will pray for him and your family. Sincerely, Judy in California.

  47. Having seen this story today, I extend prayers for both Fr. Joseph and the Wolfe family at this time of loss. May God’s grace be sufficient in this time of mourning.

  48. Dear Father Joseph, so sorry for the loss of your father…. I just learned of his passing having researched online. I have missed seeing you on EWTN for sometime and quite honestly thought you were ill or worse. May he Rest In Peace. I am praying for you and your family. You are so eloquent when you teach and say mass. God bless you….

  49. We miss seeing Fr. Joseph Mary. Hope all is well after the loss of his father. Would imagine it was rough on his Mother and him. Saying prayers for all. Have a blessed week.

  50. When will Fr. Joseph return to saying Mass also what happened to Fr. Mark Mary on 12/25/20 while saying the Rosary.

  51. My prayers for Father Joseph and his family. I had a feeling that this happened since I haven’t seen him celebrate Daily Mass in quite awhile. He often talked about his family and growing up in Iowa. I hope to see him back on EWTN again soon.

  52. My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. He is now in better hands . May our lord welcome him and all those who sinced passed into heaven to give praise, thanksgiving and eternal glory. Father Joseph, when will you return, I miss your wisdom and peaceful messages you profess at daily mass😁

  53. So sorry to hear of Father Joseph’s father passing away. I’m sure he has been spending time with his mother. When will he be returning?

  54. Good evening, First my heart felt condolences to Fr. Joseph and family on Mr. Wolfe’s passing. Prayers of peace and comfort for his family. May he be resting in the Arms of our Sweet Lord Jesus. May God send His Angels to comfort his family. And also I am just inquiring about Fr. Joseph as he hasn’t been on daily masses in quite some time. I miss him. I’m praying he is not ill. Has he retired? Please, I would appreciate a reply.

    Concerned in Massena, NY
    God Bless and keep you all safe.
    Love and Hugs,

    Lynn Jarvis

  55. My dear Fr. Joseph.
    My deepest sympathy. We have been praying for your Dad since November, prayers for you and Mom too.
    Trusting in Gods loving hand and protection you are well & safe. Take care Fr. Joseph.

  56. Dear Fr Joseph, We were so shocked to hear about your dear father at Sunday’s Mass. We know how difficult it is to lose a loved one, but during this pandemic especially, because it is taking so many lives prematurely. We pray for you and your family at this time, and know that your Dad is with our Father in Heaven.

  57. Dear Father Joseph

    Not seeing you on EWTN I thought you were ill. I began to watch your Mass that morning and heard you mention the passing of your father back in November. So sorry for your loss. It’s so difficult losing a parent. Please except my sympathy. God Bless You and your two Families!!!

  58. My condolences to you and your families. I keep you Fr. Wolfe and Father Leonard your fathers, mothers, and families in my daily prayers for all your physical mental emotional and spiritual needs. Please take care. Margaret.

  59. FR, thank you for sharing the mystical experience you had before your fathers passing.
    I want to share what I experienced prior to my father-in- laws death. Two days prior to his passing while visiting him in a nursing home, my wife and I, noticed him staring at a corner of his room. My wife asked him what he was looking at . He replied Heaven! She asked him who he saw. He replied JESUS! She asked him what he looked like. He replied PERFECTION!!! Then she asked him one more time what JESUS said. JESUS said “I love you!!! He passed away two days later.
    What a wonderful way to die.

  60. I too have suffered loss. My parents and 2 husbands. The love of Jesus got me through those terrible dark times. How do people go through any loss without Jesus walking besides them? The sadness will subside over time but the loss will forever be there. But that’s a good thing. It means they’re forever in our thoughts and prayers. We bring them to Mass every day and that brings solace and peace and a reminder that we will be together once more. Blessings and prayers be with you.

  61. Father Joseph Mary, I am saddened to hear of you loss. Praying for your family and for your dad, Nick.
    EWTN is watched daily in our household, keeping all at EWTN in prayers.

  62. Father Joseph Mary,

    I did not know how to contact you. First, my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father last year. May his memories help you during these difficult times and God grant you peace.

    I am writing to say thank you for your homilies. During this pandemic, I have spent a lot of time watching EWTN. I feel encouraged after your homilies.

    Thank you for being bold enough to speak about Dr. King and black Nuns who have made a difference in the Catholic faith. J was raised Baptist. I had a wonderful Christian up bringing. I knew from an early age that my calling was to be part of the catholic faith. So I became catholic. It is difficult sometime. I live in Edwardsville Il sometime feel not welcome. I love Jesus, so I am staying with the Catholic faith.

    Thank you again for your boldness.

    God bless you.


  63. Dear Fr. Joseph:

    Your tribute to your dad was so moving and a blessing. It reminded me of the love of Christ our parents shared with us by bringing us as children to His knowledge and love. For this at the very least they have earned a place at Our Lord’s banquet. God Bless.

  64. Dear Father Joseph,
    God be blessed!

    My name is Diana, we use to go every year to EWTN and the Shrine with Fernando peregrinations from
    Miami, I’m sorry about your father and I’ll pray from him.

    Father you pray for my son one time outside the Shrine when he was crying so loud for he fell and hit in his head, I hope you remember that.

    I was prying the Rosary with you from the TV and I saw a lot of Priest in the white ornaments for the adoration be transport to the sky, they are many and the star leaving the earth from the adoration to the sky.

    Please father I need to talk to you, please if is possible you could write to me for I can know where I call you, thank you! Thank you for all of you gives to us!

  65. I listened to your sermon on Jan. 26 on St Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville and Loras College. My granduncle, Fr. Matt Hoffmann, was the pastor when St francis Xavier was made into a basilica in 1956. He taught economics for many years at Loras. Another granduncle, Alois Hoffmann, donated funds to refurbish Hoffmann Hall at Loras College. The dedication of this church was in Life Magazine possibly in December of 1956.

    I appreciated this sermon and hope to hear from you.

    Keep the peace of the Lord,

    Dr. Joseph L. Thimes

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